In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by William Pomeranz, Deputy Director of the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute, who discusses his new book Law and the Russian State: Russia's Legal Evolution from Peter the Great to Vladimir Putin. Pomeranz examines continuities and disruptions of Russian law during the imperial, Soviet, and post-Soviet periods.

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Guest

William Pomeranz, the Deputy Director of the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute, is an expert guide to the complexities of political and economic developments in Russia, particularly through the lens of law.  He leverages extensive, hands-on experience in international and Russian jurisprudence to address a wide range of legal issues, from the development of Russia’s Constitution to human rights law to foreign investment and sanctions. He is also the author of Law and the Russian State: Russia's Legal Evolution from Peter the Great to Vladimir Putin (Bloomsbury, 2018).  

Moderator

John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming.